Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students
On Monday March 13, 2023 from 11AM – 6PM, join Interactive Ontario for our annual Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students . This program was developed to connect Ontario employers with emerging and qualified Black talent in the Ontario video game/immersive interactive digital media space. So whether you are an Ontario based company looking for a driven and passionate career seeker, or if you are a self-identifying Black career seeker between the ages of 19-35, and a resident of Ontario, Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is right for you.
The Black Youth Action Plan works to increase opportunities for Black youth and families and work towards eliminating systemic, race-based disparities across the province. For the last four years, Interactive Ontario has worked diligently with the organizers of Black Youth Action Plan program to support postsecondary education and career development.
Employers presenting at this year’s Career Fair Include:
And Many more!
Attend the Opening Panel
Join Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students Opening Panel Monday, March 13th at 11:00 AM.
Moderated by Carl Edwin Michel, the panel includes Venessa Nyarko, Senior Producer at The Coalition, Rob Elsworthy, Game Developer/Director at Resistr Interactive, Indigo Doyle, Creative Lead at Pushing Vertices, Shiann Nias, Animator, and Javon Swaby, Community Manager at Gameloft Toronto.
These talented and diverse IDM career professionals will be discussing their roles and career journeys. A moderated Q&A will be open for viewers to ask questions to the group. Register for this free event now!
Registrants of the Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students are automatically invited to the opening panel.
For Career Seekers
Are you looking for a career change? Register here for this virtual Career Fair on March 13, 2023!
The video game/immersive interactive digital media sector in Ontario is made up of hundreds of motivated companies, employing thousands of immensely talented individuals, and we want you to be one of them!
The Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is broken down into 30 minute sessions, in which each employer will deliver a 15 minute presentation of their company, and career seekers will have ample opportunity to ask questions. This event will offer detailed insight into each company’s hiring process, culture and industry mission, giving each one of our registered career seekers valuable knowledge on their potential future employer.
To be eligible for registration, you must self-identify as Black, be between the ages of 19 – 35 years old and a resident of Ontario.
Are you looking to increase your talent pool? Register here to receive exclusive assess to our Resume Database prior to the virtual Career Fair on March 13, 2023!
As part of the IO Career Fair, all registrants will be submitting their resumes for future consideration from Ontario based employers. All IO Members are eligible to register for access to our Resume Database, which is a searchable platform with all of our career seekers resumes/CV for you to see. The Database will be made available to all registered studios beginning March 10th, 2023.
Employers Participating in this year’s Career Fair Resume Database Include:
Prepare yourself for the career fair by signing up for employer sessions that you wish to attend and completing the training modules to refresh your skill set.
Bring your best foot forward by taking courses with our industry experts Ingrid Forrest and Kurston Timothy.
Learn about the career paths of experienced industry professionals and how they found their way to success in the interactive digital media industry.
Click a career profile to learn more!
Senior Producer, The Coalition at XBOX
Creative Lead, Pushing Vertices
Game Community Manager, Gameloft Toronto
Game Developer/Director –
Software Engineer, Snowed In Studios
Global Brand Manager, Electronic Arts
Technical Art Director, Ubisoft
What: Interactive Ontario’s Career Fair for Emerging Black Professionals and Students is a virtual event that connects employers with career seekers across the Ontario video game and interactive digital media industries.
Who: All those who are self identifying black career seekers, between the ages of 19-35, who are residents of Ontario are eligible to register.
When: The Career Fair will take place Monday March 13, 11AM – 6pm ET.
Where: This virtual fair will take place over Zoom Webinar. You will receive an email with the invite after registering for the fair via google form.
How: Before the fair, career seekers are encouraged to complete the training modules and watch each career profile. The event will be broken up into 30 minute slots for the employers. 15 minutes for the employer to present and 15 minutes for the career seekers to ask their burning questions!